Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Nigeria

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

Regarding Dahomey, and Lower Niger:

1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1534
São Tomé / São Tomé e Príncipe (detached from Funchal) - São Tomé and Principe
1842
The Two Guineas and Senegambia (AP, detached from São Tomé, and from Funchal) - West African Coast between the Senegal River and the Oranje River, except Loanda/Angola
1846
The Two Guineas and Senegambia (AV) - West African Coast between the Senegal River and the Oranje River, except Loanda/Angola
1863
Gabon (new name, previously The Two Guineas and Senegambia AV) - West African coast from Guinea to the Oranje River, except Angola
Regarding Yola:

1204
Constantinople (Latin Patriarchate from now, de facto established by the Pope through Venice) - (Latin Empire of Constantinople) Turkey
1742
Constantinople (AV, supplanting the Latin Patriarchal Vicars / suffragan Bishops) - (Ottoman Empire) Turkey
1762
Aleppo (AV, detached from Constantinople AV) - (Ottoman Empire) Syria, Lebanon, etc.
1818
Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus (AV, new name, previously Aleppo AV; see in Beirut) - (Ottoman Empire) Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, Sudan, Arabian Peninsula
1839
Egypt and Arabia (AV, detached from detached from the AV of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus) - Egypt, Sudan, Abyssinia, Arabian Peninsula
1846
Sudan / Central Africa (AV, detached from Egypt and Arabia AV) - Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon
1890
Cameroon (AP, detached from The Two Guineas AV) - (Kamerun) Cameroon
1904
Cameroon (AV) - (Kamerun) Cameroon
1914
Adamaua (AP, detached from Sudan / Central Africa) - (Kamerun) Cameroon

1923
Buéa (AP, detached from Cameroon AV and from Adamaua AV) - (British Cameroons) Cameroon

1860
Dahomey (AV, detached from The Two Guineas and Senegambia, AV) - Nigeria
1870
Benin Coast (AV, new name, previously Dahomey AV) - Nigeria
1884
Upper Niger (AP, detached from Benin Coast AV and Two Guineas AV) - Nigeria
1889
Lower Niger (AP, detached from The Two Guineas AV) - Nigeria
1911
Western Nigeria (AP, new name, previously Upper Niger) - Nigeria
1911
Eastern Nigeria (AP, detached from Upper Niger) - Nigeria
1918
Western Nigeria (AV) - Nigeria
1920
Southern Nigeria (AV, and new name, previously Lower Niger AP) - Nigeria
1929
Northern Nigeria (AP, and new name, previously Eastern Nigeria AP) - Nigeria
1934
Kaduna (AP, and new name, previously Northern Nigeria AP) - Nigeria
1934
Onitsha-Owerri (AV, and new name, previously Southern Nigeria AV) - Nigeria
1934
Benue (AP, detached from Southern Nigeria AV) - Nigeria
1934
Calabar (AP, detached from Southern Nigeria AV) - Nigeria
1934
Jos (AP, detached from Northern Nigeria, AP) - Nigeria
1938
Ogoja (AP, detached from Calabar) - Nigeria
1943
Asaba-Benin (AV, new name, previously Western Nigeria) - Nigeria
1943
Lagos (AV, new name, previously Benin Coast AV) - Nigeria
1943
Ondo-Ilorin (AV, detached from Benin Coast AV) - Nigeria
1947
Calabar (AV) - Nigeria
1948
Onitsha (AV, and new name, previously Onitsha-Owerri AV) - Nigeria
1948
Owerri (AV, detached from Onitsha-Owerri) - Nigeria
1949
Oyo (AP, detached from Lagos) - Nigeria
1950
Lagos (Metr.) - Nigeria
1950
Onitsha (Metr.) - Nigeria
1950
Benin City (D, and new name, previously Asaba-Benin) - Nigeria
1950
Calabar - Nigeria
1950
Ondo (D, and new name, previously Ondo-Ilorin AV) - Nigeria
1950
Oturkpo (AP, and new name, previously Benue AP) - Nigeria
1950
Owerri - Nigeria
1950
Yola (AP, detached from Jos, from Oturkpo, and from Buéa) - Nigeria
1952
Ibadan (AP, detached from Lagos) - Nigeria
1953
Jos - Nigeria
1953
Kaduna - Nigeria
1953
Maiduguri (AP, detached from Jos) - Nigeria
1953
Sokoto (AP, detached from Kaduna) - Nigeria
1955
Ogoja - Nigeria
1955
Kabba (AP, detached from Benin City, from Kaduna, and from Oturkpo) - Nigeria
1958
Ibadan - Nigeria
1958
Umuahia (detached from Owerri) - Nigeria
1959
Kaduna (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Lagos) - Nigeria
1959
Oturkpo - Nigeria
1960
Makurdi (new name, previously Oturkpo) - Nigeria
1960
Ilorin (AP, detached from Ondo) - Nigeria
1961
Port Hartcourt (detached from Owerri) - Nigeria
1962
Enugu (detached from Onitsha) - Nigeria
1962
Yola - Nigeria
1963
Ikot Ekpene (detached from Calabar) - Nigeria
1963
Oyo - Nigeria
1964
Kabba - Nigeria
1964
Minna (AP, detached from Kaduna) - Nigeria
1964
Sokoto - Nigeria
1964
Warri (detached from Benin City) - Nigeria
1965
Lokoja (new name, previously Kabba) - Nigeria
1966
Maiduguri - Nigeria
1968
Idah (AP, detached from Lokoja) - Nigeria
1969
Ilorin - Nigeria
1969
Ijebu-Ode (detached from Lagos) - Nigeria
1972
Ado-Ekiti (30/6, detached from Ondo) - Nigeria
1972
Ekiti (11/12, new name, previously Ado-Ekiti) - Nigeria
1973
Abakaliki (detached from Ogoja) - Nigeria
1973
Minna - Nigeria
1973
Issele-Uku (detached from Benin City) - Nigeria
1977
Idah - Nigeria
1977
Awka (detached from Onitsha) - Nigeria
1980
Orlu (detached from Owerri) - Nigeria
1981
Abuja (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Minna) - Nigeria
1981
Okigwe (detached from Umuahia) - Nigeria
1987
Ahiara (detached from Owerri) - Nigeria
1989
Abuja - Nigeria
1989
Uyo (detached from Calabar) - Nigeria
1990
Aba (detached from Umuahia) - Nigeria
1990
Nsukka (detached from Enugu) - Nigeria
1991
Bomadi (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Warri, and from Port Hartcourt) - Nigeria
1991
Kano (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Kaduna) - Nigeria
1994
Abuja (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Kaduna) - Nigeria
1994
Benin City (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Lagos) - Nigeria
1994
Calabar (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Onitsha) - Nigeria
1994
Ibadan (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Lagos) - Nigeria
1994
Jos (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Kaduna) - Nigeria
1994
Owerri (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Onitsha) - Nigeria
1995
Jalingo (detached from Yola) - Nigeria
1995
Kafanchan (detached from Jos, and from Kaduna) - Nigeria
1995
Kano (AV) - Nigeria
1995
Kontagora (AP, detached from Ilorin, from Minna, and from Sokoto) - Nigeria
1995
Osogbo (detached from Oyo) - Nigeria
1995
Otukpo (detached from Makurdi) - Nigeria
1996
Bauchi (AV, detached from Jos) - Nigeria
1997
Bomadi (AV) - Nigeria
1997
Abeokuta (detached from Lagos) - Nigeria
1999
Kano (D) - Nigeria
2000
Lafia (detached from Jos, and from Makurdi) - Nigeria
2000
Zaria (detached from Kaduna) - Nigeria
2001
Nnewi (detached from Onitsha) - Nigeria
2002
Auchi (detached from Benin City) - Nigeria
2002
Kontagora (AV) - Nigeria
2003
Bauchi (D) - Nigeria
2005
Awgu (detached from Onitsha) - Nigeria
2005
Uromi (detached from Benin City) - Nigeria
2007
Shendam (detached from Jos) - Nigeria
av Webmaster publisert 04.06.2009, sist endret 04.06.2009 - 11:33